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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Mom Innovations (May 8, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977905403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977905409
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Narmin has crafted an informational book that I wish I had had when I was potty training my two daughters.” --Anita Bunkley, author, Relative Interest

About the Author

Narmin Parpia is mother of two boys who were potty trained in one day. While watching the Dr Phil show on “How to Potty Train your Child in One Day”, Narmin was reminded of how well this method works and how challenging it had been to purchase all the tools (especially the doll) necessary to get the job done. Dr. Phil inspired her to develop anatomically correct drink and wet-on-demand™ dolls and a full line of potty training product – (insert small logo here) Potty Scotty™ for boys and (insert small logo here) Potty Patty™ for girls. Narmin holds a degree in chemical engineering. She spent the first few years of her career working at a refinery and then moved to her second career in information technology. Now, she is working on her third career of inventor, mompreneur, business woman and author! Potty Scotty™ and Potty Patty® products have been featured on TV, on the radio, in magazines and newspapers including the Today Show and TIME Magazine.

More About the Author

I am a mom to two wonderful boys who are growing up too fast for me. They are already 13 and 10.

Inspired by the Dr. Phil show on Potty Training in One Day, I decided to develop the "tools" to support this proven method of potty training.

We are start with anatomically potty training dolls, and now Potty Scotty and Potty Patty - EVERYTHING Potty Training is a complete line of potty training products for you little boy and girl respectively.

I hold a degree in Chemical Engineering and spent the first few years working at a refinery and then moved to my second career in Information Technology.

Now, I am on to my third career of inventor, momprenuer, business woman and now author!

Potty Scotty & Potty Patty products have been featured on TV, on the radio , in magazines and newspapers including the Today Show and TIME Magazine.

For more information visit www.PottyScotty.com and www.PottyPatty.com

Customer Reviews

She has peed in the potty once on her own, but I am trying not to push it.
Christina
If I could rate this -5 stars I would do so...I wish we had never tried this book as it set us back 6 months or more.
Matthew Walsh
We have to assure him that that they are nice dry pants and that we won't be making him wear wet pants again.
gercaro

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 73 people found the following review helpful By D. Clark on August 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
I have a hectic house with 4 children. My newly turned 3-year-old son is ready to potty train. He and his mommy just need a little push. So, I was looking for a book that would outline a few steps to quickly get him into big boy pants. I am ready to stay home with him a few days, get some help with the baby, and just get it done.

I purchased this book :( Much to my disappointment, in the intro I found that it is part of a "system" that includes a "drink and wet doll". The "big day" involves the child teaching the doll how to go potty. I threw the book across the room. Out of curiosity, I went to the website where you can purchase their full line of products. You can get the doll and book as a set for $49.95. Hmmmm. Or, you can go really nuts and get the "complete system" which includes doll and bottle, book, potty, and undies for $89.95. Please!!! But you cannot buy just the doll! So, what do you do if you're a dummy like me who already bought the book? You're out another 50 bucks!

I went back to the book description on amazon, just to make sure I didn't overlook something, and didn't find any mention of needing an accompanying doll. No mention was made in the two 5-star reviews either. Very fishy.

I am doing some major mental head slaps for even looking for a book! I have 2 older boys who potty trained without the aid of a drink and wet doll! I can do this!!!

I don't have a problem with someone using this method to potty train. Hey...whatever works! And, I'm sure the book makes some good points about the whole process of potty training. I'm still too mad to look at the book, though. What I do take issue with is being baited into buying a "complete system" which "includes everything a parent would need to potty train in one day". How about telling us that BEFORE we buy the book!!!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Serfer Grrl on October 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
While there are some good concepts in this book, it didn't work for us.

We went into house lockdown for nearly 30 hours before giving up on it. We used the entire sytem, the training pants, the doll (which is missing like a third of her hair across the top), the potty seat, the potty cover (the "convenient" loop for hanging it on a hook snapped off after less than a week of use). The potty pants did nothing to help, and required us following our kid around with a towel the entire time. You might as well not use them at all--and we washed them beforehand as advised. We did the treats, the stickers, the having Potty Patty pee in the pot (more often than not it ends up on your leg before you can get her pants off, and the bottle is hard to get in her mouth). Perhaps this book is meant for the older child, and not one who is under 2.5 years of age.

In the end, our kid ended up being more resistant to the potty whereas before she had been so-so with it. For some reason she relates to Potty Patty though--probably because she has a lot of accidents!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
Our oldest son is 32 months of age and had been showing some inconsistent interest in using the potty. Thinking he may have been ready to take the next step, we purchased this book along with the doll and training pants. He wanted nothing to do with the doll or the roll playing that is advised. And, although we believe in the idea of going from diapers to "big boy" underpants without pull-ups, the suggested response to an accident (which includes 10 back-and-forth runs to the potty and much misery to the parents and child) is pointless. Your child needs to connect the urge to void with using the potty. Simply going through the motions 10 times fails to accomplish this and makes for a decidedly uncozy environment. The book suggests that the intent of this exercise, in part, is to inconvenience the child, but we believe a wet pair of underwear and the embarrassment of failure are inconvenient enough. Endorsement from a television psychologist does not equal medical truth. Think twice before spending hard-earned money on this product.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Linda on February 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
I know the author MENTIONS having used the Azrin book "Potty Train in One Day", but I guess she forgot to mention that that book IS this book! Her "method" is EXACTLY the same as that one, save for a few tweaks here and there (she changes wet pants after an accident before practice runs, he does not).

I bought the Potty Scotty Doll and the book came with it, so at least I didn't shell out money for a book that I essentially already have, but I was VERY disappointed to see basically the Cliff's Notes version on Nathan Azrin's book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By HES on March 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
I didn't find this system to work too well. I tried it with both a son and with a daughter. My daughter does okay, but it certainly took her longer than one day. It was a few months to get to the point of limited accidents. My son didn't respond well at all. He 'passed' all of the readiness indicators, but apparently isn't ready. Also, the panties, etc. that I purchased to go with the book aren't very effective. They're difficult for my children to pull off and on, so it is discouraging for them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Dunham on January 24, 2011
Format: Paperback
I had heard about this book and doll system from a friend who raved about how it helped get her three year old son out of diapers and decided to buy it as I had no other ideas on how to start potty training my first child. I'll admit, I dreaded the process generally, having seen other friends struggle with inconsistent results using bribery and nagging, and didn't really want to have to go through all that with my daughter. With this book and the doll, I didn't.

I suspect that with a good deal of forethought, one might be able to come up with these ideas oneself, but it was so helpful to have the charts to follow, detailing the process of demonstrating desired and undesired behaviors.

I have read the previous comments, and while I appreciate that the repetition of the 10 practice runs could be stressful, the author emphasizes repeatedly that the parent must remain calm and not allow it to be part of a battle of wills. For my daughter, the repetition certainly emphasized the process and was integral to her mastery of the potty training, and I think it is the reason why we have had no accidents since our two day weekend process (at 2 years and almost 5 months). She had until then talked a lot about the potty and had seen friends use it, had sat on it occasionally with clothing and sometimes without, and had once accidentally used it (it was not apparent that she expected anything to happen and seemed surprised when it did). After this, she gained not only the recognition of the signs that she needed to go, but also the ability to chart a course to the bathroom, remove her underpants, sit, go, and wait to finish before standing.
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